Great memories, our lives are filled with them. There are endless memories that we look back on, they’re what make our lives worth living. From the first day of school, when you were so nervous; your first speeding ticket; your first job; additions to the family whether, they be furry or not — these are all memories that you will never forget.
Now you’re a big kid, always juggling so many to-do lists and appointments that you have to write in your planner the next time you have a double date. From where do so many memories originate? Where do they start? Your planner.
What’s coming up this week? Happy hour plans? Dinner outing with a friend? You never know which plans you’ll remember forever but once they happen, you know. When you have a friend over just to catch up, and suddenly you are both laughing hysterically from sharing stories. It’s a time like that you’ll treasure and the memory all began with “Sarah over for dinner” in your planner.
Your AT-A-GLANCE® is a place to plan your future memories and a place to look back and reminisce about the old ones. You can flip back in your planner to a few months ago and see “Work Outing.” Little did you know, that would be the night when your boss first told you that you received the promotion you’ve been working so hard to get. Or you can flip back to the “Conference” you had early in the year where you met someone that would later become your fiancé.
You never know where your plans are going to take you, or what memories they will hold, but they all started somewhere and that place is your AT-A-GLANCE. Your AT-A-GLANCE is like your own personal memoir holding all your memories from each day in the year. It’s a place where every day and every moment is yours.
So you’ve made yourself a plan—now what? Your ability to take action on your plan is just as important as the planning process itself. As the old saying goes, even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
The planning process is your launching pad for achieving success. Here are some guidelines for turning your plan into action and getting better results:
Make a Better Plan Developing a strong plan of attack is the cornerstone of getting done what you seek to accomplish. Plan thoroughly, making certain that your planning process includes the following Continue reading →
You’ve purchased your planner, set it up and studied its features and benefits. Now it’s time to begin your daily planning process.
Keep it with you
The best way to begin using your planner everyday is to simply just begin. A great tip for starting out is to carry your planner everywhere: to meetings, to the grocery store and even to the coffee table as you watch evening TV. By simply making your planner omnipresent you will find yourself more frequently using it in different facets of your life.
Create a routine
To begin your planning process, it’s a good idea to create a cheat-sheet that offers quick reminders. It might include action items such as list appointments, list daily tasks, review yesterday’s notes and so on. At first, follow the blueprint for your schedule to a tee. In time, you will learn areas where you can be more flexible. Be sure to include time for planning throughout your day. Continue reading →
It’s the pot of gold at the end of the time management rainbow: Success. We seek this state of being where we feel in control of our lives, accomplishing our goals and dreams and living in a harmonious balance of work and home. Time management is the means to this end.
In its simplest meaning, time management concentrates our efforts toward the most positive outcome. It puts life in focus, by the minute, by the day, by the month and by the year.
For this reason your day planner becomes more than just a task list and a calendar—it becomes a tool for time management success. Continue reading →
The Job Search Contact Routine
In your post-college job search, you must create a series of daily activities that increases your focus and chances of success. Use these steps in your daily job search routine.
Create & Keep Your 2013 Resolutions with this New Infographic
“Are you determined to find success?” That’s the question posed in this infographic released by ACCO Brands. The infographic, which is available for republication, outlines several interesting statistics surrounding the making—and breaking—of New Year resolutions and how individuals can better stick to these yearly aspirations.
“The start of a new year is a popular and opportune time for people to set fresh and promising goals for themselves,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “Annual resolutions provide the desired destination; however, the problem for many is staying on the road in order to reach that destination.”
Content for the infographic was developed by the planning and organizing experts at AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer® and Day Runner®.